Torrential rainfall Monday night and Tuesday in South Arkansas will create flood conditions along the Ouachita and Little Missouri rivers.
The National Weather Service in Shreveport reports the following river conditions:
The flood warning for the Ouachita River at Camden will continue until further notice.
At 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, the Ouachita River stage at Camden was 9.5 feet. Flood stage is 26 feet. The river will rise above flood stage by Thursday morning and continue to rise to near 37 feet by early Sunday morning.
At 38 feet, many homes along the river and oxbow lakes are accessible by boat only. Portions of Harmony Grove and the Lakeside community will flood.
The flood warning for the Ouachita River at Arkadelphia will be in effect through Thursday night.
At 9 a.m. Tuesday the stage at Arkadelphia was 6 feet. Flood stage is 17 feet. The river is expected to rise to near flood stage by Wednesday afternoon.
At 17 feet, farmland along the river begins to flood. Water goes over Arkansas highways 7 and 51 at the Arkadelphia railroad underpass.
Little Missouri River
A flood warning for the Little Missouri River in Nevada, Clark and Ouachita counties will be in effect through Friday night.
At 7 a.m. Tuesday, the stage at Boughton was 12.1 feet. Flood stage is 20 feet. The river will rise above flood stage Tuesday afternoon to near 25 feet by Wednesday morning.
Many county roads in Nevada and Clark counties will flood, with possible heavy damage. Arkansas 53 near Whelen Spring will flood. There will be extensive acreage flooded in Nevada and Clark counties.
Since completion of Narrows Dam in 1950, the highest stage experienced at Boughton was 25 feet in December 1982.